I was disappointed by the remote also. It was much less precise than I had hoped or had been lead to believe in a lot of the reviews. The local BestBuy happened to get a shipment last Friday so I picked one up since there were a couple on the shelf. I played the sports package for about 45 minutes. Now, a week later, I haven't touched the system once - and really don't have any desire to do so. I'll likely just pack it back up and return it so it'll have a better home.
I think it's a reasonably good attempt for the first generation of motion sensing controllers, but it's not good enough for me (personally) to find it an enjoyable experince.